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Two arrested over suspected surveillance of Dublin Garda HQ

The men were arrested last night after Gardaí became aware that someone had booked a nearby hotel room under a false name.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED two men in central Dublin over suspected cover surveillance of a Garda station in the city centre.

The two men were arrested after Gardaí based in the Harcourt Street station, which forms the Garda headquarters for the Dublin area, became aware that a person known to them had booked a room in the Harcourt Hotel, directly across the street.

Gardaí searched the room and seized equipment which they believe was being used for the surveillance of the station.

It later emerged that the hotel room had been booked in a false name.

The men were arrested on Grafton Street yesterday evening and are being held under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, which deals with the membership of illegal organisations and the provision of assistance to them.

No further information is available at this time.

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